Join Alpha Phi alumnae for yoga at Gray’s Lake on June 18, 9-10 a.m. The class is free, and no registration is required—just bring a mat or towel. Click here for more information about Yoga in the Park.
Enjoy an evening of music, food, and beverages at Jasper Winery on June 30, 6-9 p.m. for the Summer Concert Series. Wine, sangria, beer, and food are available for purchase; you may bring your own snacks, but no other alcohol is allowed on the property. This is a family-friendly, free event, so members may bring spouses/significant others and children. Watch our Facebook page for additional details!
Save the date for the second-annual Pedal for Panhel from Orlando’s in Des Moines to the Cumming Tap for Taco Tuesday on July 19, starting at 5 p.m. And, plan to join Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae for Zoo Brew at Blank Park Zoo on August 24. Additional information about both events will be available via the CIAPA Facebook page, noting Groupon regularly offers discounted Zoo Brew admission.
NPC Panhellenic Spirit Fund
The CIAPA is proud to announce it made a donation to the Panhellenic Spirit Fund. The gift was made in honor of NPC staff member Caitlin Moulton and Area Coordinator (ACs) Linda Purkapile and Sally Grant, all of whom were instrumental in assisting the CIAPA during its first year. The fund supports various NPC programs and is administered through the NPC Foundation.
CIAPA Member Organization Spotlight:
Alpha Delta Pi
Each month the CIAPA newsletter features its member organizations
(in alphabetical order).
Alpha Delta Pi was founded May 15, 1851, at Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia, the first college chartered to grant degrees to women in the world. Originally named the Adelphean Society, Alpha Delta Pi is the first secret society for women. As its founder wrote in 1851, the sorority remains dedicated to “the mental, moral, social, and domestic improvement of its members” as its principles. Alpha Delta Pi has more than 260,000 members in 156 collegiate chapters and more than 150 alumnae associations. There are four active chapters in Iowa: Iowa State University, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, and Drake University.
Brand Tagline:First. Finest. Forever. Since 1851. Open Motto:We Live for Each Other Philanthropy:Ronald McDonald House Charities Colors:Azure blue and white Flower:Woodland violet
NPC Response to Harvard Policy on
On May 6, Harvard University announced a policy, stating it would sanction students who are members of single-gender organizations, beginning with the class entering 2017. The policy will prevent students who join unrecognized single-sex organizations, such as sororities, from holding leadership positions in student government and athletic teams, among other restrictions. The NPC released a statement—in conjunction with officials from the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC), National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO), and the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA)—in response to the Harvard policy.
Alumnae Gather for Cinco de Mayo Fun
Des Moines-area Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, and Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae met at Mi Mexico in Clive to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Panhellenic sisterhood. If you have photos from Panhellenic sisterhood events you’d like to have featured in future newsletters, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumnae from Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, and
Kappa Alpha Theta at Mi Mexico.
Current Member Organizations
CI APA Current Members Include: (Current members have paid annual dues)